WordPress 2.6 and updated packages

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 05:58 Written by Theresa Wednesday, 30 July 2008 05:58

I know, I know, WordPress 2.6 has been out for a couple weeks and you’re probably wondering if it’s worth it.  Well, if you’re like some people who have had their blog hacked into recently, then upgrading to this latest version is definitely a must.  Apparently the security patches are pretty extensive, as the developers are constantly trying to update the source code to deal with new hacking techniques.  I haven’t had a chance to test the new version fully yet, but so far so good.  I have still had to modify the source code in the wp-includes/media.php file to properly insert images at sizes larger than 500 pixels, but it’s a pretty easy fix.  If you’d like to read more on the features of the new version, you can read it here.

Along with the new version comes updated services.  If you turn to the Pricing and Sign-Up page, you’ll notice a few changes.  I’ve added the “Ground-Up” custom blog package to the list, which includes 3 months free support and customizations, as well as having added the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin and a Statistics plugin to the basic installation package.  All packages will have these plugins included with your new blog now!  If you have a current blog and would like these plugins installed, they will be charged at the basic customizations price.

As the list of completed blogs grows (100+!!), I’ve needed to find help from an assistant, which I have in the way of Pam Biasotti.  Not only is she a very good friend, she’s got mad skills in the customer service department from her networking days.  If/when you sign up for one of the installed packages, she will be the first person to respond to your request.  Because of this additional help, I have changed my payment policy to include a $45 up front payment for her technical services in installing your blog.  The remainder will still be charged to you after customizations are complete.

All in all, I’m really excited about the changes and have really come to enjoy my “second” job since its fruition in the beginning of this year.  Stay tuned for some awesome featured custom blogs that I’ve been working on!

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